Indianapolis Pedestrian Accident Attorney

In a collision with a 4,000 lb. moving motor vehicle, a pedestrian is vulnerable to sustaining serious injuries. If you have been badly hurt in a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent driver, get help with your case from an Indianapolis pedestrian accident lawyer today. At Fountain Law Firm, P.C. we have the knowledge, skills, and resources to fight for the maximum compensation available under the law.

Why Choose Fountain Law Firm, P.C.?

  • Merry Fountain, our lead Indianapolis personal injury attorney, is a tough advocate for injured pedestrians. She has personal experience as a victim of an automobile collision.
  • We have a comprehensive understanding of how to handle pedestrian accident cases. Our Indianapolis pedestrian attorney invests the time and effort needed to prove liability, causation, and damages and can develop a legal strategy to fight for the best possible outcome in your case.
  • We handle pedestrian accident cases on a contingency fee basis. You pay us no fees until we recover a settlement for you.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

According to Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA):

  • 6,227 pedestrians were killed in the most recent year for which statistics are available.
  • This figure represents the highest number of pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. since 1990.
  • 25 U.S. states and D.C. reported increases in pedestrian deaths.
  • Pedestrian fatalities increased by 35% in a recent 10-year period, while the combined number of other traffic deaths decreased by six percent.
  • Indiana had 61 pedestrian fatalities in a recent six-month period.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Drivers have a duty to pedestrians to exercise reasonable care under the circumstances. When they fail in that duty, it can cause deadly pedestrian accidents. Common ways in which negligent drivers cause pedestrian accidents include:

  • Distracted driving (texting while driving, for example)
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Speeding
  • Failing to obey traffic signs or signals
  • Failing to stop before turning right at a red light
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at crosswalks
  • Failing to signal when turning
  • Failing to see pedestrians in crosswalks when making a left-hand turn

Common Injuries from Pedestrian Accidents

While walking is convenient and free, it is not without some faults – especially if you’re injured by a motor vehicle or another pedestrian. There are many different injuries that can be sustained, but there are also many common injuries that affect injured pedestrians. This includes”

Comparative Fault in Pedestrian Accident Cases

To recovery compensation for pedestrian accident injuries in Indiana, you must prove that you were no more than 50% at fault for the accident. If it is determined that you had 50% or less fault for the accident, your recovery can still be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you. Drivers who caused pedestrian accidents will almost always try to assign some degree of fault to the injured pedestrian in an effort to reduce the recovery.

Why You Need an Indianapolis Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Pedestrian accidents can cause serious or catastrophic injuries with long-term consequences for the victim, requiring extensive medical treatment and time away from work. If you have been hurt as a pedestrian by a negligent driver, it is important to recover full compensation for your injuries. We can investigate your accident to determine fault and liability, assess the full extent of your damages, negotiate skillfully with insurance companies on your behalf, and be as tough as we need to be to resolve your case.

Contact Us Fountain Law Firm, P.C.

Pedestrians injured by negligent drivers deserve to recover full compensation for their injuries. If you or your loved one has been hurt in a pedestrian accident, call Fountain Law Firm, P.C. for a free consultation right away. We understand the value of pedestrian accident cases and how important financial recovery is to moving forward.